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Cyclone II

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Cyclone_II.SIT (1.02 MB)
This game works with: Basilisk II,

A great game based on arcade game called 'Star Castle'. You play a ship attempting to assault a shielded fortress in the center of the screen. This is made difficult by the fact that every time you completely destroy the outermost spinning ring of shields, a new ring is created in the center and the remaining two rings advance outward. The only way to win, therefore, is to time a shot such that it passes through the damaged parts of the shield and gets to the center. I hope that's understandable... - Mephisto

The sequel to Cyclone.

Architecture: 68k


by SkyCapt - 2017, February 16 - 5:02am

C2 is hardly a sequel, more like an Enhanced rerelease of Cyclone, and C2 is 68K+PowerPC (FAT) whereas C1 is 68k alone. How's this for an enhancement: C2 main title screen offers a Volume Knob that can "go to eleven" (T.I.S.T.)

This game (the Cinematronics arcade) became the inspiration for Atari to develop "Yars Revenge", it is a very old game - it used a Vector CRT in competition with Atari Asteroids, and Star Castle gave Color to the shield rings by Tinting the CRT Glass,
a transparent overlay.

in case you missed it, Cyclone II registration code:

by illissius - 2012, October 14 - 12:01pm

The actual reason it's difficult is that if you puncture through to the center, the cannon shoots giant plasma... things... at you.

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by Attila - 2009, May 5 - 8:17pm

It's a clone of Star Castle, the old Cinematronics arcade game. I remember playing it when I was barely tall enough to see the screen! I miss those arcades. Sad

by watchsmart - 2009, May 5 - 5:15am

This one seems to run fine in Basilisk II with Mac OS 7.
Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User